Artisan Spotlight | Joyn
Belle + Blossom makes conscious shopping easier for you by curating collections from artisans and social enterprises that have safe and dignified workspaces, support women, advocate for human rights, and protect the Earth. We’re extremely excited to tell you about our latest partner - Joyn.
Joyn is a fair trade and circular fashion brand that prides themselves on being "deliberately inefficient". Every product is made by hand without automation and without factories because, “The more hands it takes to make a product the more lives we can change.”
Our first Joyn collection features all leather items. We know what you’re thinking, “Leather? How is that sustainable or cruelty free?” This partner searches for remnant leather from larger companies that would have otherwise ended up in landfills - creating a circular and zero-waste practice. The cotton lining of these items are hand spun, hand woven, and hand block printed. The block print is a traditional artform in India - the wooden is hand carved and the design is pressed into the cotton fabric.
When you purchase from this collection, know that people handcrafted the item from start to finish. Creating a connection between you and the maker. A human connection - something automation and factories can’t replace.